Printmaking Intaglio Course 2018–2019

Tuesday, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, from 9 October 2018 to 21 May 2019
  • With Roberta Feoli, Matilde Dolcetti and visiting guest artists
  • Cost of the complete course (30 classes – 120 hours) € 960.00
  • Cost of one month (4 classes – 16 hours) € 154.00
  • Cost of one month (3 classes – 12 hours) € 115.50
  • Cost of one-afternoon class (4 hours) € 40.00

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The Printmaking Intaglio Course is divided into eight parts of three or four classes each. Classes meet on Tuesdays in the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica’s print-workshop, 2pm – 6pm. You may attend the complete program, one or more parts of three or four classes, or just one-afternoon class. After having selected your preferred option, you may pay your classes with credit card online, via bank transfer, or in the front office at the Scuola.

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Course Calendar

October 2018 –

Monotype and Drypoint on polycarbonate, copper and other supports
4 classes on Tuesdays, from 9 to 30 October, from 14:00 to 18:00

October 9th
• Monotype with roller and brush
• Density and fluidity of the ink

October 16th
• Multi-line Monotype
• Black & White and Color

October 23rd
Drypoint
Points and Roulettes

October 30th
Dryponts printed in Monotype

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November 2018 – Burin Engraving. Visiting Artist Amy Worthen

4 classes on Tuesdays, from 6 to 27 November, from 14:00 to 18:00

Tuesday, November 6th
Mezzotint: introduction to tools and techniques / sketches and preliminary studies

Tuesday, November 13th
Black and white photos, realism and abstraction

Tuesday, November 20th
Burin in history / Sharpening and setting the burin / Image transport on copper

Tuesday, November 27th
Burin on polycarbonate and acetate

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December 2018 – Hardground on copper

3 classes on Tuesday, from 4 to 18 December, from 14:00 to 18:00

Tuesday  December 4th
Hardground in history / The procedure, the materials / the bite with acid

Tuesday  December 11th
Print Proofs

Tuesday  December 18th
Open Bite (sugar-lift)

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January 2019 – Etching & Softground

4 meetings on Tuesday, from 8 to 29 January, from 14:00 to 18:00

Tuesday, January 8th
Hardground, open bite, roll the ink

Tuesday, January 15th
Softground on a plate etched with hardground

Tuesday, January 22nd
Softground with texture application

Tuesday, January 29th
Print of final editions

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February 2019 – Collagraph

4 classes on Tuesday, from 5 to 26 February, from 14:00 to 18:00

Tuesday, February 5th
Plates varnishing / Application of acrylic medium, glue and materials

Tuesday, February 12th
Carborundum, sand, stone on an engraved plate / Collagraph mezzotint

Tuesday, February 19th
Embossing / Roll on intaglio plate / Black / White & Color

Tuesday, February 26th
Print of final edition black/white & color

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March 2019 – Printing Methods

4 classes on Tuesday, from 5 to 26 March, from 14:00 to 18:00

Tuesday, March 5th
Print à la poupée / Chine collée / Retroussage

Tuesday, March 12th
Double print on one plate  / Stencils

Tuesday, March 19th
Multiple plates

Tuesday, March 26th
Hayter technique

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April 2019 – Non-toxic Etching with copper sulphate method

3 classes on Tuesday, from 2 to 16 April, from 14:00 to 18:00

  Tuesday 2 April: Workshop

• History of the less-toxic movement;
• Which techniques can be considered less-toxic?
• Materials and ideas for a less toxic future;
• The replacement of acids, inks and engraving materials;

Tuesday, April 9th: Workshop
• Acid etching and printing tests with self-produced less-toxic etching, blue acid and Akua Inks ;
• Alternative technique to the aquatint.

Tuesday, April 16th: Workshop
• Examples of Kitchen Lithography – Print with easily available materials.

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May 2019 – Print of Editions & Personal Projects

3 classes on Tuesday, from 7 to 21 May, from 14:00 to 18:00

Tuesday, May 7th
Print of Editions & Personal Projects

Tuesday, May 14th
Print of Editions & Personal Projects

Tuesday, May 21st
Print of Editions & Personal Projects

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